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Gibbs: Shanahan has chance to 'do something great' here

Coach Mike Shanahan is the right person to attempt to lead the Redskins back to prominence, Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs said Wednesday at Redskins Park.

Gibbs and Shanahan addressed the media after attending a luncheon at the complex in conjunction with Youth For Tomorrow, a charity Gibbs founded. Shanahan commented on Gibbs' success in his first stint with the organization, and Gibbs shared his thoughts about the current head of the Redskins' football operation.

"Any time you win three Super Bowls people expect a very high standard," Shanahan said. "You embrace those standards. Obviously, the great fans that we have that have followed the Redskins through the years expect perfection, and hopefully we can work to keep that legacy going. That's hopefully what I'm here for, to add to it."

Owner Daniel Snyder chose wisely in selecting Shanahan, Gibbs said. "Mike's a proven product in the NFL," he said. "What's exciting, he's got a formula. ... He's got a scheme he believes in. It's been super successful."

Gibbs retired after leading the Redskins to the playoffs during the 2007 season. The team missed the playoffs the past two seasons under former coach Jim Zorn, who officially was fired shortly after the team's final game.

"This is probably the most exciting place in the world to coach football," Gibbs said. "In this city, it is so important and it's such an important area in the world, and one thing that unites everybody is the football team. And it's super important.

"I felt that from the community. I was trying to do the best I could to try and win for 'em because they deserve it. Mike's got an exciting chance here to really do something great."

By Jason Reid  |  March 17, 2010; 3:35 PM ET
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder , Jason Reid , Mike Shanahan  
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Comments

Did you ever see the 'pause' Gus Johnson had with Spike Lee about some dude on the Knicks? Epic.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 17, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

yes it was. Spike was talking about the knicks draft and some horrible trades they made, one of which included dan dickau. Spike was listing all the "smart" moves, such as "I like Dick..". Pause.

Posted by: AdamCr | March 17, 2010 3:36 PM

Red- its on youtube I think, tho I'm at work so I can't get to it.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 17, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

"Shanahan comfortable that Larry Johnson's past won't be an issue"

Of course his past won't be an issue... It's his future I'm worried about.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | March 17, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

"In Grossman, Shanahan says Redskins get experience, competition."


Rex Grossman, Colt Brennan and whatever guy they may decide to draft.

Those are the sorts of QBs that the coaches believe represent the competitive pool in which Jason Campbell is swimming.

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Can we go 5 mins without looking to Joe for approval...

Posted by: tony325 | March 17, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

If the rex signing is an indication that we are not drafting a qb in the first round then Im all for it.

Posted by: kickass10101 | March 17, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I think Joe should have LJ and Joey Porter address Youth for Tomorrow. That should ring a solid note.

Posted by: ElYeah | March 17, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Grossman takes over as starter. Jason simply does not get rid of the ball quick enough.

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 17, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Nathan Vasher... anyone?? cut today by bears...

Posted by: tony325 | March 17, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Its super grant to hear from Coach Joe. I am super excited about the upcoming season. I am also going to dring a super amount of beer tonight.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 17, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Nathan Vasher... anyone?? cut today by bears...

Posted by: tony325 | March 17, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse
yes

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 17, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

"This is probably the most exciting place in the world to coach football," Gibbs said. "In this city, it is so important and it's such an important area in the world, and one thing that unites everybody is the football team. And it's super important." - Joe Gibbs


Really isn't a Gibbs quote without the word 'super' in it.


Big shout outs to Gibbs.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Who are the possible QBs that could be available in next years draft?

Any college fubball guys out there?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 17, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I really have to get spell-check for this thing

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 17, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Really isn't a Gibbs quote without the word 'super' in it.


Big shout outs to Gibbs.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

You got that right.


Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | March 17, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Bears bounce Nathan Vasher
Posted by Mike Florio on March 17, 2010 3:15 PM ET
The Chicago Bears, less than two weeks after bringing in plenty of new talent, have gotten rid of a guy who used to be one of the team's key players on defense.

Gone is veteran cornerback Nathan Vasher, a six-year veteran who appeared in one Pro Bowl.

Injuries limited Vasher in 2007 and 2008, and he started only two games in 2009 despite appearing in 15.

He was under contract through 2012, at base salaries of $2.95 million this year, $3.45 million in 2011, and $3.7 million in the final year of the deal.
Posted by: 4thFloor | March 17, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse
Sure, minimum salary with lots of incentives, I'd bring him in, see if he has his wheels back.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 17, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Nay on Nathan.

The 'Skins have two starting CBs (Rogers and Hall) and two project CBs (Barnes and Tryon).

I wouldn't take Vasher over any of those guys -- even 'Los.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Who are the possible QBs that could be available in next years draft?

Any college fubball guys out there?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 17, 2010 3:55 PM

I think PA skins has a big list of hopefuls....

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 17, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

I'm just curious by nature--can't help glancing at accidents on the highway, either--but has anyone seen anything about how Tebow's workout went today? I saw an AP report that it happened, but it didn't have any details.

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I'm just curious by nature--can't help glancing at accidents on the highway, either--but has anyone seen anything about how Tebow's workout went today? I saw an AP report that it happened, but it didn't have any details.

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 3:57 PM |

Mixed reviews on Tebow's throwing motion
Posted by Michael David Smith on March 17, 2010 1:21 PM ET
We've waited with baited bated breath for any word out of Florida's Pro Day on Tim Tebow's new and improved throwing motion.

Now the first reports are trickling in, and we're still not sure what to think.

Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com is on the scene and tweets that Tebow looked good: "Tebow threw and looked better. tighter spiral, good release point."

However, Michael C. Wright of the Florida Times-Union tweets that Tebow's throwing motion may be new, but it's not necessarily improved: "Looks like Tebow worked out one kink and developed another. There's still a small loop & now a bit of a pause in motion. Mechanical looking."

The most honest assessment may have come from Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, who's live blogging Florida's Pro Day and wrote, "Delivery looks far from groundbreaking, but what do I know."

Indeed. What do any of us know?

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 17, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, let's bring in Nathan Vasher.

I'm kind of bored and would be entertained by another Carlos Rogers temper-tantrum.

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Love Gibbs but has he ever met a person he did not "love"?

Posted by: fearturtle44 | March 17, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Closer44.... I haven't heard much but I've heard his release point looks better that there is a pause in his motion and its still kind of loopy. All in all its not an upgrade... kinda mechanical and forced... not a good sign for when pressure situations come...

Hes not a 1st round pick... and to be honest, anyone picking him before round 4 as a QB is making a mistake.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Well, you've got to admit that four out of three is a pretty high average. In baseball it would be batting 1333.

Posted by: League-Source | March 17, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

That's like saying economists have predicted 27 of the last 6 recessions.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 17, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Guts out endorsement. Up here.

Posted by: 4-12 | March 17, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Just sounds like the QB picks this year are about picking the one with the least downside vs. a tru potential gamechanging QB.

I say we wait

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 17, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Hes not a 1st round pick... and to be honest, anyone picking him before round 4 as a QB is making a mistake.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 4:01 PM

This is what they said about Tom Brady.

Posted by: League-Source | March 17, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Hes not a 1st round pick... and to be honest, anyone picking him before round 4 as a QB is making a mistake.
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Like I said, I was just curious. I don't want him. We have enough tight end/h-backs.

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

loves one of the QBs

Shanahan comes from the Walsh school of drafting-get lots of picks and coach em'up You have to love how close to the vest the Skins are playing it-hopefully we'll be the team to make the deal with the Browns to trade back-Shanahan loves to fleece a team that has googly-eyes for a player-he did it to Snyder a couple of times when with the Broncos.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | March 17, 2010 3:49 PM
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good point.. Browns are pretty googly this year.. Would like to fleece their young and deep OLine. But, who would the Browns want from the Skins? Holmgren will not want Jason. Holmgren's closest friend and former QB coach is Zorn who has pretty much thrown JC under the bus, with his parting shots.

Incidentally, how'd Shanny do against Snyder/Gibbs who wanted to move up and get JC in the 2005 Draft?
From the Skins, Shanny picked up a 3rd rnder in 2005 and a 1st rnder in 2006 and a 4th rnder in 2006.
Worked out to
Karl Paymah 3rd round pick in 2005 (currently a starting CB in MN)
Jay Cutler,1st pick 2006 (pro-bowl 2008)
Brandon Marshall, Skins 4th round pick in 2006 (pro-bowl 2008 and 2009).

not bad Shanny.. do it again..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 17, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I think PA skins has a big list of hopefuls....

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 17, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse


Walterfootball has their 2011 list. http://walterfootball.com/draft2011QB.php

It's not too bad. I don't agree with them on Christian Ponder or Terrell Pryor and I don't think Stanzi is that good at all. They also need to update their 2011 running back rankings. They have Ryan Matthews listed as their #2 2010 RB but he's also listed as their #21 2011 RB.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 17, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan = Swinging Soul

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Tebow's been invited to NY for NFL Draft Day.
Here's the clip on his workout from ESPN:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft10/news/story?id=5003533

Posted by: bones21 | March 17, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

What a Cooley trade to the Browns. They got any stud TEs out that way?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 17, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

League... Brady came out of a college program that taught him how to be a QB. Tim Tebow is a great athlete. A great football player, but he is by no means a great QB. His motion is ugly, slow, and will NOT work in the nfl. People say you can change a throwing motion, but to completely redo it is something else. It will take Tebow 3-4 years to get this new motion down to the point where he will be able to do it in his sleep... he will continually break down and revert to his old, habbit when push comes to shove and he needs to make a "make or break" throw.

By the way this is not my opinion but Mike mayock who explained this at the scouting combine.

Tebow is a great leader, and could probably play another position in the nfl, since he is such a great athlete, has a good work ethic and has all the desire and drive you could ever want.... but to think that he can come in and play QB for a team in the NFL is asinine...

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, let's bring in Nathan Vasher.

I'm kind of bored and would be entertained by another Carlos Rogers temper-tantrum.

Posted by: p1funk

funk, that is one of the most quintessential RI comments I've ever see. Love it.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | March 17, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

"He's been super successful."

I miss Joe.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 17, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Thoughts on drafting LeGarrette Blount in the later rounds?

What do you guys think of young LeGarrette getting mentored in the NFL by Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson?

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Yes, but did he fight his guts out? Those statements were probably the closest Joe's ever come to a PG rating (for implied violence and gore).

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

My son-in-law and I used to shake our heads over how bad a young GROSSMAN was when discussing his team, the BEARS.

Now the old GROSSMAN is a REDSKIN. Can you see me shaking my head.

GROSSMAN, JOHNSON, HICKS in the house. Not promising so far.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 17, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Sorry... James Thrash in his prime over Larry Johnson in his prime. 100% of the time, 7 days a week.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

I liked James Thrash a lot when he was here (both times). Good special teamer, decent 3rd-4th receiver. You need Thrash-type guys on your team. But a team of Thrashs gets you the number one overall draft pick every year. In Parcells-speak, he was "just a guy." You also need difference-makers to win in this league, and they're a lot harder to come by than players like Thrash. Johnson, in his prime, was a difference-maker. Still, though, it is a lot harder to root for asses like Johnson than for guys like Thrash. If he can even approach his former level of play, I'l probably manage, though.

Posted by: rbpalmer | March 17, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Thoughts on drafting LeGarrette Blount in the later rounds?

What do you guys think of young LeGarrette getting mentored in the NFL by Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson?

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:16 PM

That would be an ideal situation for Blunt. I couldn't think of two better mentors than CP & LJ.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Tebow is a great leader, and could probably play another position in the nfl, since he is such a great athlete, has a good work ethic and has all the desire and drive you could ever want.... but to think that he can come in and play QB for a team in the NFL is asinine...

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 4:10 PM

I was just watching NFL Live on ESPN and they're about where you are, although they saw him going in the 3rd round -- "great project, blah blah blah." Then Teddy Bruschi came out with "I think he's a third round pick. But if you have multiple second round picks then you ought to seriously consider him."

It's like going to the post office and they say, "This sheet of stamps costs $10. But if you have a lot of $20 bills, you should give me one of them."

Posted by: League-Source | March 17, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Thoughts on drafting LeGarrette Blount in the later rounds?

What do you guys think of young LeGarrette getting mentored in the NFL by Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson?

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:16 PM
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If they could bring in a rehabilitated Clarett, too, then that would be an uber-platoon at RB.

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

"In this city, it is so important and it's such an important area in the world, and one thing that unites everybody is the football team. And it's super important." - Joe Gibbs


Based on this quote. I blame Jim Zorn for the incredible @holish attitude of congress over the past year and the birth of the Teaparties.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 17, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Do we have the same folks scouting talent, or did we replace them too?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 17, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Thoughts on drafting LeGarrette Blount in the later rounds?

What do you guys think of young LeGarrette getting mentored in the NFL by Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson?

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:16 PM
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If they could bring in a rehabilitated Clarett, too, then that would be an uber-platoon at RB.

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse


And we'd need to sign Richie Incognito to clear the way for them.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 17, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Thats funny LS. I agree though, Tebow just is not a top 96 prospect as a QB (think thats 3 rounds worth of players right, 96?). He is exactly the type of Qb you draft in the 4th, 5th, 6th round and hope to stash him on your practice squad for 2 years or so and hope lightning strikes. He certainly has the leadership skills to be a great QB, but does he have the skill.... I dont know.

Fail on a 4-7th round pick... so what, its going to happen more often than not. Fail on a 1-3rd round pick and thats losing some real value.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Thoughts on drafting LeGarrette Blount in the later rounds?

What do you guys think of young LeGarrette getting mentored in the NFL by Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson?

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:16 PM
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If they could bring in a rehabilitated Clarett, too, then that would be an uber-platoon at RB.

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse


And we'd need to sign Richie Incognito to clear the way for them.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 17, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

T.O. is still available. He can show these guys how to talk to the media.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 17, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Do we have the same folks scouting talent, or did we replace them too?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 17, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

you wait till after the draft to replace anyone in that department. You cant get guys in February and expect them to prep in 3 months for that.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 17, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Tebow is being invited by ESPN to the draft because they are confident he's going to go in Round 1 as part of the "Save the Jags" campaign.

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Thoughts on drafting LeGarrette Blount in the later rounds?

What do you guys think of young LeGarrette getting mentored in the NFL by Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson?

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:16 PM
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If they could bring in a rehabilitated Clarett, too, then that would be an uber-platoon at RB.

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse


And we'd need to sign Richie Incognito to clear the way for them.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 17, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

T.O. is still available. He can show these guys how to talk to the media.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 17, 2010 4:28 PM

Would not work without Tom Cable as the Head Coach.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 17, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Do we have the same folks scouting talent, or did we replace them too?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 17, 2010 4:23 PM

If we will fire them, it won't be until after the draft.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 17, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Why do peeps think that there wont be teams wanting to trade up? All these juniors coming out?

2010 - 53
2009 - 47
2008 - 53

Looks like an average year.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | March 17, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Do we have the same folks scouting talent, or did we replace them too?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 17, 2010 4:23 PM

If we will fire them, it won't be until after the draft.....

Posted by: 4thFloor
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Think they've updated their resumes?

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

"I miss Joe."

I don't. :P

Saw all three Super Bowls as a kid and they carry some of best memories of football.

Don't miss the guy a bit, glad he left in 2007 because he wasn't getting it done. While the guy can probably still coach he was a HORRID GM and it made me realize how GREAT a GM Beathard was.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | March 17, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Tebow KILLED IT at his Pro Day. Just killed it. He was hitting everything - short routes, intermediate routes, long bombs to WR's in stride. His footwork was vastly improved, and the delivery mechanics were a lot smoother.

Helped himself a lot today, methinks.

Posted by: McMetal | March 17, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Remember when Shanny released Travis Henry a few years back?

At the time he said that there were "questions about his commitment to the team."

Little did we know that was just code for "he spends his free time trafficking drugs so that he can make a dozen different child support payments."

Portis, LJ, Clarrett, Henry...who else can we add to the list?

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Thoughts on drafting LeGarrette Blount in the later rounds?

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:16 PM

He skipped Oregon's first pro day. Plans to show up for the second one tomorrow. You don't waste a pick on this guy.

Posted by: League-Source | March 17, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

"He's been super successful."

I miss Joe.

Posted by: Original_etrod |

That's cuz Shanahan coaches his guts out.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 17, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Love Gibbs but has he ever met a person he did not "love"?

Posted by: fearturtle44 | March 17, 2010 4:01 PM

His name was Laveranues Coles.

Posted by: MColeman51 | March 17, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Think they've updated their resumes?

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Not sure about all of em. Morocco is a good guy and should be kept if we can, could be a GM supposedly at this point, but a bit young for the part.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 17, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse


Thoughts on drafting LeGarrette Blount in the later rounds?

What do you guys think of young LeGarrette getting mentored in the NFL by Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson?

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:16 PM
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If they could bring in a rehabilitated Clarett, too, then that would be an uber-platoon at RB.

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse


And we'd need to sign Richie Incognito to clear the way for them.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 17, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

T.O. is still available. He can show these guys how to talk to the media.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 17, 2010 4:28 PM

Would not work without Tom Cable as the Head Coach.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 17, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

We should have hired Romanowski as strength and conditioning coach.

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 17, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Thoughts on drafting LeGarrette Blount in the later rounds?

What do you guys think of young LeGarrette getting mentored in the NFL by Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson?

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:16 PM
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If they could bring in a rehabilitated Clarett, too, then that would be an uber-platoon at RB.

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse


And we'd need to sign Richie Incognito to clear the way for them.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 17, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

T.O. is still available. He can show these guys how to talk to the media.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 17, 2010 4:28 PM
Maybe we could get Kyle Turley to come back and show our guys how to handle an on-the-field incident.

Posted by: NYSkinsFan1 | March 17, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Thoughts on drafting LeGarrette Blount in the later rounds?

What do you guys think of young LeGarrette getting mentored in the NFL by Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson?

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

With the way things now stand, I don't think the REDSKINS should waste a draft pick on a running back in this draft at all. I don't see BLOUNT falling completely out of the draft. If he does, then absolutely, grab him post-draft.

A good runner such as JOIQUE BELL WAYNE STATE or LaMARCUS COKER HAMPTON would be more likely to fall out of the draft and be available to my way of thinking.

With JOHNSON in the house and many other needs along the o-line, at NT, LB, and FS, I just don't think we can afford a RB pick this year. Not that we don't need one, we do. Same as QB.

A trade for picks would help if we're gonna' rely upon the draft as the basis for our rebuild. But the front office wants a balance I think, between FA's and draft with a trade or two if necessary.

We haven't had great success at signing front line o-linemen with the possible exception of HICKS, or of defensive players necessary for the conversion to a 3-4.

I don't count a recovering MAAKE KEMOEATU as a great pick-up unless he physically proves out. It's a gamble at best, and not a solid move.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 17, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Mcmetal where'd you hear that?

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

What do you guys think of young LeGarrette getting mentored in the NFL by Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson?

Posted by: p1funk

I think legally, they'd have to read him his rights first.

Posted by: TheCork | March 17, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

"If the rex signing is an indication that we are not drafting a qb in the first round then Im all for it."

Posted by: kickass10101 | March 17, 2010 3:50 PM

I agree 100%.

"Grossman takes over as starter. Jason simply does not get rid of the ball quick enough."

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 17, 2010 3:51 PM

He gets rid of it quickly, just to the wrong team. Campbell will thrive next season if rebuilding the offensive line continues to be a focus in free agency and the draft. A little more time is all he needs.

Posted by: crazycarl16 | March 17, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Did you ever see the 'pause' Gus Johnson had with Spike Lee about some dude on the Knicks? Epic.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 17, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

yes it was. Spike was talking about the knicks draft and some horrible trades they made, one of which included dan dickau. Spike was listing all the "smart" moves, such as "I like Dick..". Pause.

Posted by: AdamCr | March 17, 2010 3:36 PM

Red- its on youtube I think, tho I'm at work so I can't get to it.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 17, 2010 3:41

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBLrSz0oNvs&feature=related

Posted by: wisdom80 | March 17, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Okay, I know I'm gonna burn in Redskins hell for this, but reading Gibbs' quotes, twice using "super," I just can't help but hear his words in the voice of Southpark's Big Gay Al. His first "super" comes @ the :10 sec mark, but there're plenty more...
http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/24190

Still love ya St. Joe (not like THAT... not that there'd be anything WRONG with it if i did...oh, nm.)

Posted by: hogmeister | March 17, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Mcmetal where'd you hear that?
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I'm guessing he gets radio broadcasts through the filings in his teeth.

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Mcmetal where'd you hear that?

Posted by: peoplearestupid1

Voices in his head.

Reviews on Tebow are mixed, at best.

Posted by: TheCork | March 17, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MColeman51 | March 17, 2010 4:36 PM |

Hey Monte-

Here's hoping the B-ball team where you coach football plays with as much intensity as you did as a player Friday night against Duke.

Go University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions!!

F Duke

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

I never thought I would see the day but Joe Gibbs has no credibility with me anymore.

The guy (Gibbs 1) was worthy of Sainthood in my book. This guy is a hired hand willing to say anything for money and good regard of Dan Snyder.

Posted by: oknow1 | March 17, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Pittsburgh will draft him in the second round. They may need to replace Raplisburger.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 17, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey Monte-

Here's hoping the B-ball team where you coach football plays with as much intensity as you did as a player Friday night against Duke.

Go University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions!!

F Duke

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

I'll see what I can do, but their big-butted, horse faced girls are better basketball players than our big-butted, horse faced girls.

Posted by: MColeman51 | March 17, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Its actually Child Molesberger.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Tebow KILLED IT at his Pro Day. Just killed it. He was hitting everything - short routes, intermediate routes, long bombs to WR's in stride. His footwork was vastly improved, and the delivery mechanics were a lot smoother.

Helped himself a lot today, methinks.

Posted by: McMetal | March 17, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse
___________

I saw some of it, and I wasn't wowed. He still has a weird little looping motion in his delivery, he seemed to me to sometimes pause at the apex of his delivery, his passes were caught but not always on target, and his velocity wasn't all that hot, which conforms to the scouting reports on him that he doesn't have a very strong arm. And this was in Gainesville in shorts. Certainly draftable - maybe 3rd round considering his pluses, I don't think he's ultimately going to amount to anything great in the NFL.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | March 17, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I'll see what I can do, but their big-butted, horse faced girls are better basketball players than our big-butted, horse faced girls.

Posted by: MColeman51 | March 17, 2010 4:56 PM

They truly have the ugliest coeds of any major university. This is where League-Source matriculated and we all know what a big-butted horse faced girl she is..

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

F Duke

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 4:47 PM

Duke was one of the schools that turned down Periculum before he went to the University of Maryland.

Posted by: League-Source | March 17, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Tebow KILLED IT at his Pro Day. Just killed it. He was hitting everything - short routes, intermediate routes, long bombs to WR's in stride. His footwork was vastly improved, and the delivery mechanics were a lot smoother.

Helped himself a lot today, methinks.

Posted by: McMetal | March 17, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

He did so well the NFL has invited him to attend the 2nd day of the draft..

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

cut and paste from RM's twitter...has to see the light of day.

YES! RT @HomerMcFanboy From now on, Clinton Portis/Larry Johnson #Redskins RB combo shall be known as "Porta-John." http://bit.ly/b6ZAT2

"Porta-John"

Posted by: _Stumped_ | March 17, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Duke was one of the schools that turned down Periculum before he went to the University of Maryland.

Posted by: League-Source | March 17, 2010 5:01 PM

Where do you think he learned to blog in bold and with center text.

Seriously, I think like you he may visited once or twice to see what a real college atmosphere was like but couldn't find a parking space.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Its actually Child Molesberger.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Hey now, the woman was of age. Look I don't condone what he did but we don't need to start accusing men of a worse crime. And yes I am drinking at work... WHAT OF IT!

Posted by: alex35332 | March 17, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Dear WashPo- Please do not fuel to the offseason Euphoria by reporting on what Gibbs says about the new coaching staff. Although I take comfort in everything grandpa Gibbs has to say, this is not a story. As an avid reader I would want the breaking stories re: signings, releases, trades...heck even rumors.
I know the Redskins have been an iron curtain in terms of providing access, but I'm tired of "national" reporter like Jason LaCon constantly breaking news. I expect our beat reporters to have a leg up on the national media. It's a new administration, so the WashPo has no more excuses about being stonewalled. Thanks.

Posted by: raskalion | March 17, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

I think Gibbs also didn't like Stan Humphries. Can anybody think of anyone else?

Posted by: MColeman51 | March 17, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

"Porta-John"

Posted by: _Stumped_ | March 17, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse
I heard it on LaVar's show yesterday
I think its a instant classic.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 17, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

alex... thats an old joke from a few days ago... but you are right and we shouldnt claim that Big Ben roethlisberger likes molesting children... but he enjoys molesting women of age.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I think Gibbs also didn't like Stan Humphries. Can anybody think of anyone else?

Posted by: MColeman51 | March 17, 2010 5:09 PM

Dallas Cowboy fans...he called them ugly.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

I think Gibbs also didn't like Stan Humphries. Can anybody think of anyone else?

Posted by: MColeman51 | March 17, 2010 5:09 PM

Dallas Cowboy fans...he called them ugly.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

I happen to remember he was not a John Kerry fan. But then even most the people who voted for him weren't

Posted by: alex35332 | March 17, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

but he enjoys molesting women of age.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 5:11 PM

If that's wrong then I don't want to right.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I will have to agree Diesel, more enjoyable than not molesting women of age thats for sure.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

If that's wrong then I don't want to right.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 5:16 PM

You went to the University of Maryland. Let me help you with your spelling:

If that's wrong then I don't want to write.

Posted by: League-Source | March 17, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Gibbs has ruined this team twice with his disasterous personnel decisions and draft pick give-aways. Who gives a dump what he says or thinks.

Posted by: lp_lodestar | March 17, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

If that's wrong then I don't want to be right.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 5:16 PM

You went to the University of Maryland. Let me help you with your spelling:

If that's wrong then I don't want to write.

Posted by: League-Source | March 17, 2010 5:19 PM

L-S, you've been retired for 10 years. You're no longer a proof reader for Hustler magazine. Must be a terrible habit to break.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Gibbs has ruined this team twice with his disasterous personnel decisions and draft pick give-aways. Who gives a dump what he says or thinks.

Posted by: lp_lodestar | March 17, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse


Me. Always will.

Posted by: MColeman51 | March 17, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

You're no longer a proof reader for Hustler magazine. Must be a terrible habit to break.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 5:29 PM

Proof reading for Hustler consists of looking at the pictures to make sure that the chicks don't have dicks. Even you could do it. I think.

Posted by: League-Source | March 17, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Proof reading for Hustler consists of looking at the pictures to make sure that the chicks don't have dicks. Even you could do it. I think.

Posted by: League-Source | March 17, 2010 5:36 PM

Which is why you were so qualified for the job and ended up choosing Duke based on that particular program. With all the sea cows on campus you stepped into the job with not only that degree but tons of actual experience.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 17, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

What would you expect Joe Gibbs to say? "Dan Snyder is a jerk, good luck DC". Yeah, right. Another Post non-story.

Posted by: atidwell | March 17, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Gibbs endorsing his guts out. He's super smart when it comes to all things Skins.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 17, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Gibbs has ruined this team twice with his disasterous personnel decisions and draft pick give-aways.

Posted by: lp_lodestar | March 17, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse


Well, the man has to busy himself with something when he's not winning Super Bowls.

Posted by: p1funk | March 17, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

So... Duke girls are unattractive, in general? Good grief...

I knew about their highly objectionable "years of winning basketball" and their flaunting of the "high graduation rate" in a brazen attempt to throw people off their scent, but somehow it eluded me that they also matriculate a lot of unattractive women.

It just never ends with these people, does it? For shame, Duke, for shame.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 17, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Okay, not a Duke apologist, but evidence to the contrary.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1OMiSrEJXnY/Rmlwk6u_FWI/AAAAAAAACoc/q8JJCRqrNsk/s400/duke+girl.jpg


Proofreader for the blog and sometimes fact checker.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | March 17, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Never mind, that seems to be the only one.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | March 17, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

She may be a ringer, Stumped.

Just sayin'

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 17, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Hope the team will fight their guts out for Shanny!

Posted by: joeboggs | March 17, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

The Skins? Please, they are so 1980s.
Lets go Caps!

Posted by: khuddle01 | March 17, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

"Porta-John"

Posted by: _Stumped_ | March 17, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse
I heard it on LaVar's show yesterday
I think its a instant classic.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 17, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse
I'm pretty sure it was on RI before Lavar's show went on the air. So some blogger should get credit for it, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 17, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Seriously can't we go a day without a Joe Gibbs moment, statement etc. Enough with Gibbs. He was great 30 years ago. He stunk last time. Lets move on.

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Posted by: rritkonlyyou | March 17, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan is already a probable Hall of Fame coach. He does not need Joe Gibbs's endorsement.

Posted by: hz9604 | March 20, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

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